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Israel jails Palestinian activist who protested over Ahed Tamimi's arrest

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‘Yet again, the Israeli authorities are responding to peaceful protest with arbitrary imprisonment’ - Magdalena MughrabiAmnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian prisoner of conscience Munther Amira, who has been sentenced to six months in prison after being arrested at a protest calling for the release of fellow Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and Ahed’s mother Nariman. Mr Amira, who was initially charged with 13 offences, was convicted March 12 on four charges by Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank. Amnesty considers Amira a prisoner of conscience who should be released immediately and unconditionally.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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